October 19 USW and Tony Mazzocchi Health and Safety Digest

USW Health, Safety & Environment Department and Tony Mazzocchi Center Digest 10/19/2012

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REGISTER NOW - National COSH Worker Health & Safety Conference
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health will hold its annual conference in Baltimore on December 6-7, 2012. Early bird registration is until November 9.

From the USW HSE Website: 

ChemHAT - New online chemical tool for workers launched
The new website, designed for workers by workers, has easy-to-understand chemical hazard information with the goal of including information on safer alternatives. Go directly to

GHS - The Globally Harmonized System for Classification & Labeling
Read the new USW factsheet on GHS and the changes it makes to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. 

Updates to the Recalls & Defective Products List
Check out recent recalls that include battery packs, air compressors and power strips. 

From the TMC Website:

Course Catalog Available Online
Check out the course catalog to request training for your local union.